Living in Greener Neighborhoods is Associated With Slower Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Living in Greener Neighborhoods is Associated With Slower Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Contact with green space is known to have beneficial effects on mental health. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, suggests that it may also play a positive role against cognitive decline in elderly. In particular, this research published in Environmental Health Perspectives shows that the loss in cognitive functions expected as part of the aging process is slightly slower in people who live in greener neighborhoods. Researchers performed a 10 years follow-up of 6,500 people aged 45 to 68 from the Whitehall II cohort in the UK...

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